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"Prophetic Religious Women, at the Service of the Transforming Mission of the Church"

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    Educated and empowered sisters are key players in overcoming many of Africa’s biggest.......

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    The term SCORE ECD stands for: Strengthening Capacity of Women Religious in Early.......

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    Catholic Care for Children in Zambia (CCCZ) project implemented by ZAS facilitates effort to To improve the wellbeing of children in Zambia by providing and promoting long term and positive family or family like care and protection.......

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    The Committee is mandated:“to form and foster consciousness and commitment to justice, peace and integrity of.....

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    Zambia Association of Sisterhoods (ZAS) has working committees. Among the working committees is the......

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Nun Involved With CRS/ZAS’ SCORE-ECD Project Spurs Community To Development by Sr. Grace Candiru, MSMMC, ACWECA Communication Officer

A Zambian nun involved in the Catholic Relief Services coordinated ‘Strengthening the Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood Development, (SCORE-ECD) project has an inexhaustible passion for the welfare of children and the community. According to CRS SCORE-ECD project manager Ms. Bertha Mpepo, Sr. Ruth Kuyumba is a self-motivated nun who goes beyond her expected responsibilities as a master trainer.

“Sister Kuyumba’s implementation style, commitment to the project and passion for early childhood development brings reassurance that positive change is taking place in the target communities,” Ms Mpepo told this reporter in a recent online interview. She explained that the Sisters of Mercy, the Congregation to which Sr. Kuyumba (picture insert) belongs, is one of the 18 Congregations from Kenya, Malawi and Zambia that are implementing the project. The project which is being implemented with funding from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and coordinated by CRS is implemented through the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA). The Regional body in turn works in collaboration with the three national Associations that are implementing it.The CRS SCORE-ECD regional coordinator Sr. Pauline Silver Acayo in Nairobi further explained that the Sisters through this project help families understand the importance of nutrition, breastfeeding and communicating early and effectively with their children. “The sisters help to educate women on the importance of responsive care giving,” she said.

Before undertaking the role as master trainers, Sisters are trained on nutrition, early stimulation, positive parenting, exclusive breastfeeding, antenatal and postnatal care and general hygiene. And in a bid to bring positive change in the community’s attitude around child development and care, Sr. Kuyumba makes weekly visits to project beneficiary households. “The community leaders now recognize Sister Kuyumba as an ECD champion as she is constantly engaging with them in meetings aimed at increasing chances of realizing the goals of the project in Kasaba community,” Ms Mpepo said.

ZAMBIA: Nun Involved With CRS’ SCORE-ECD Project Spurs Community To Development!!

ZAS Strategic Plan

ZAS embarks on new Strategic Plan for 2020-25

Zambia Association of Sisterhoods with support from Catholic Relief Services (CRS) held a 2 days workshop for the development of the 2nd Strategic Plan for the association. Key staff members of Association at the Secretariat and Kalundu Study Centre were in attendance. The workshop was also attended by Sr. Rosemary Mushimbwe a member of the ZAS Executive.

The objective of the workshop was to review the current Strategic Plans for ZAS and Kalundu in terms of past performance of the Strategic Plans, Achievement of implemented activities/projects/programs in the current Strategic Plan and the Lessons learnt during the course of implementation. The second objective was to brainstorm and build consensus on the 2020 - 25 Strategic Plan draft Roadmap. The third objective was to formulate thematic groups to be tasked with specific processes and sections of the SP document. Fourthly, the workshop was to facilitate agreement by the team on the timeline, resources needed and funding modalities.

The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Peter Safeli from CRS and the Programs Director from ZAS, Mr. Jeremiah Banda.


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